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The Mount Athos Center is soon to open an exhibition of painting by Konstantinos Kerestetzis entitled ‘Watercolours of Mount Athos’ in the Center’s exhibition space. The exhibition will be officially opened by Mr. Stelios Angeloudis, Mayor of Thessaloniki and President of the Mount Athos Center’s Board of Directors, at 19.30 on Tuesday 25 June 2024 in the garden of the Mount Athos Center (Nedelkos Building, 109 Egnatia St., Thessaloniki).


The artist Konstantinos Kerestetzis is a regular visitor to Mount Athos and with his brush and watercolours captures various ‘aspects of historic monasteries, sketes and hermitages, exalting their solitude on the rocky heights and coasts’ – as the art historian Giorgos Mylonas characterisically notes in his introductory text. The works displayed in the current exhibition are largely the result of the artist’s most recent visit to the Athonite republic in 2023 and also include a large number of works from private collections.  

Konstantinos Kerestetzis was born in Adriani near Drama in 1969. He was first taught painting by Kostas Meimaroglou and then later by Kostas Papatriantafyllopoulos. Between 1989 and 1994 he studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (in the workshop of Chronis Botsoglou) and printmaking under Thanasis Exarchopoulos. Between 1993 and 1998 he studied independently in Spain, studying the Spanish School at the Prado Museum. He lives and works in both Athens and Istanbul. His works are to be found in numerous private collections and museums in Greece, Spain and England, while numerous solo exhibitions of his work have been held in Greece, Spain, Istanbul and London.    

Exhibition curator: Anastasios Douros

Duration of exhibition: 25/6 – 30/9

Free admission

Opening hours:
  • Monday & Wednesday: 09.00 – 16.00
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 09.00 – 20.00
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 15.00
  • Sundays: closed

29 July – 17 August:
weekdays 09.00 – 16.00 
Saturdays & Sundays closed  






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